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Goodnight, Ark

Goodnight, Ark

On 9/3 Richard Jones wrote: This children's book is a delight.With fun rhyming and illustrations by Jane Chapman (The Bear Snores On) your young son or daughter will be captivated with the story of Noah few have heard.The animals in the ark rush to the ark and when the rains come, they all pile into bed with poor Noah.The pictures ... Goodnight Ark by Lara Sassi

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5 Stars

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NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

On 7/19 Richard Jones wrote: This is the new New International Version. You know, that translation they failed to inform us about? The one with subtle changes? It's not a big deal but I thought you would like to know about the newness.I enjoy reading different translations of The Bible. This version has very nice inserts throughout ... NIV New Spirit-Filled Life Bible

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4 Stars

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How High Will You Climb?

How High Will You Climb?

On 4/3 Richard Jones wrote: Be forewarned, this book is simply an abridgment of an earlier Maxwell book, The Winning Attitude.It's smaller, almost novella in size, but still contains everything you'd expect from a John Maxwell book.There are four parts: The Consideration of Your Attitude, The Construction of Your Attitude, The ... How High Will You Climb? by John Maxwell

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4 Stars

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The People Factor

The People Factor

On 3/14 Richard Jones wrote: Want an excuse to get rid of that annoying person in your life? This book gives you the perfect excuse.According to the cover, all you have to say is, "I'm sorry but you are preventing me from unlocking my God-given purpose. So this relationship is over."Of course it's not that simple. But it's not very ... The People Factor by Van Moody

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4 Stars

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Christian Faith in the Old Testament

Christian Faith in the Old Testament

On 2/21 Richard Jones wrote: I was sold a bill of goods. Well not really sold as I didn't purchase this book. But the title was a bit misleading.This book should have been titled, A Brief Survey of the Old Testament. Cockerill fills the pages with PowerPoint-like charts and mind-numbing points.I suppose this would be a nice book ... Christian Faith in the Old Testament by Gareth Cockerill

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2 Stars

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The Jesus Bible, NIV

The Jesus Bible, NIV

On 1/28 Richard Jones wrote: Don't let the title fool you. This is not the Bible Jesus used nor an encyclopedia of Jesus. It is, however, the full Old and New Testament in the New International Version that gives pointers to finding Jesus in every book of the Bible.It was produced with kids in mind. The words of Jesus are in red, ... The Jesus Bible NIV

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4 Stars

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Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook, Volume 3

On 12/14 Richard Jones wrote: A book that contains sermon outlines for every week including holidays and special occasions? What could be wrong with this resource?Sometimes pastor's get into a rut when it comes to formulating messages. This book could be a fine resource to kick-start the creative ideas. But would a pastor simply ... Nelson's Annual Preacher's Sourcebook vol. 3

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4 Stars

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Messiah: Origin

Messiah: Origin

On 11/23 Richard Jones wrote: A graphic novel that combines the gospels into one story. What could be bad?For me, it was quite a bit. Actually, the illustrations are fantastic. The book looks great! Carpenter has the skill. The issue for me was the writing - there is no dialogue. This is a graphic novel with no text bubbles.They ... Messiah: Origin by Matt Dorff and Kai Carpenter

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2 Stars

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The Wall Around Your Heart

The Wall Around Your Heart

On 11/5 Richard Jones wrote: What do you do when are you hurt by someone? What if that person is part of your family or even in your church? Mary DeMuth has provided an excellent book, based on the Lord's Prayer, to explore some biblical solutions.While looking at the prayer Jesus taught his disciples to pray, DeMuth unpacks a way ... The Wall Around Your Heart by Mary DeMuth

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5 Stars

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A Man Called Blessed

A Man Called Blessed

On 10/4 Richard Jones wrote: Re-released sequel to Blessed Child.Dekker returns to the world of Caleb, the boy who could do miracles. But now he's grown and there's a couple who need his help in a fight against terrorists.I read this book during a family vacation and it almost caused me to miss the entire vacation. My nose was stuck ... A Man Called Blessed by Ted Dekker

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5 Stars

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Blessed Child

Blessed Child

On 9/18 Richard Jones wrote: They have re-released one of Ted Dekker's earliest novels with a new cover.Blessed Child has the orphaned boy who grows up in a monastery with little or no contact with the outside world. He is innocence pure and simple. What happens when he's taken out to explore the real world? When it is discovered ... Blessed Child by Ted Dekker

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5 Stars

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 9/5 Richard Jones wrote: I really needed this book at this point.How many of you have heard endless messages on the life of Joseph? Sold into slavery from brothers who hated him, lied about and thrown into jail. We've all heard this right? But Max Lucado has a way with words that brings this right into your face with so much ... You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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Unveiling Grace

Unveiling Grace

On 8/24 Richard Jones wrote: An inside look at the workings and behavior of Mormons.Lynn Wilder is no longer a Mormon. Her son played a large role in her and her family's conversion.This book pulls the curtain back from a very secretive religion. Make no mistake, there is plenty to be said about the positive family life and community ... Unveiling Grace by Lynn Wilder

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5 Stars

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Victim of Grace

Victim of Grace

On 7/10 Richard Jones wrote: This book reads sort of like an autobiography with Biblical stories throughout it. Each chapter contains a story about a difficult time in Gunn’s life and a story from the Bible where a woman has gone through difficulties as well. Gunn then brings out how God and his grace worked into each story ... Victim of Grace by Robin Jones Gunn

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5 Stars

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Insourcing

Insourcing

On 6/4 Richard Jones wrote: Discipleship has been a buzz word around church circles for a long time. How can church attendees grow in discipleship? What format works best? These questions and others have permeated the scene for years.Randy Pope has an idea on what it looks like for the local church to build disciples.It has to ... Insourcing by Randy Pope

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4 Stars

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Bound Together

Bound Together

On 4/29 Richard Jones wrote: Have you ever been confused about Sin and sin? Maybe your pastor has spoken about the sins that you commit and the Sin that has been part of humanity since Adam and Eve and you thought they were the same thing?Chris Brauns offers up a very readable explanation about how we are tied together in every ... Bound Together by Chris Brauns

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5 Stars

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gods at war

gods at war

On 4/16 Richard Jones wrote: A book on idols and how we allow them to be #1 instead of God. Haven't we read this book before?The problem I have with this book is not that it is written poorly. In fact, Idleman is a great author. My problem was I wasn't engaged with the material. I've heard it all before, many times.Idleman divides ... Gods at War by Kyle Idleman

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3 Stars

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Pursuing Justice

Pursuing Justice

On 3/5 Richard Jones wrote: It's difficult for me to review this book and not because it was poorly written or because I disagreed with the points.In point of fact, Wytsma lays out some fantastic groundwork and creative ideas to get anyone's juices flowing for living bigger than what we see.You'll be consumed with the 19 chapters ... Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma

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4 Stars

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Dirty God

Dirty God

On 1/22 Richard Jones wrote: Instead of simply trying to explain what grace is all about, why not let an excellent writer flesh it out so that you experience it? Moore writes about churchy topics in a way that reaches out and presents itself in an incredibly accessible way. Too often those who have been in church for a long period ... Read This Book!

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5 Stars

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Rudy

Rudy

On 12/13 Richard Jones wrote: If you haven't seen the movie Rudy yet, stop reading this review and pick it up.It's about time we have the book to explain the story behind the film that makes grown men cry. Ruettiger teams up with Mark Dagostino to spell out the journey this man traveled for his dreams.Like most biographies, you'll ... Rudy: My Story by Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger

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4 Stars

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Everything

Everything

On 11/12 Richard Jones wrote: I have been impacted by everything Mary DeMuth has written.Her novels evoke such a range of emotion while reading them and her nonfiction writing turned out to be just as impactful.Everything is Mary's coaching book. Using her own life as the blueprint, she helps us explore what we give and what we gain ... Everything by Mary DeMuth

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5 Stars

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The Fantasy Fallacy

The Fantasy Fallacy

On 10/29 Richard Jones wrote: In the craze of Fifty Shades of Grey we get a book detailing how people's fantasies stem from mom & dad issues.Okay, so it's a little more complicated than that but most of the issues covered in this book come back to childhood experiences and how the brain is trying to protect you from pain.Ethridge ... The Fantasy Fallacy by Shannon Ethridge

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4 Stars

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Red Letter Revolution

Red Letter Revolution

On 10/5 Richard Jones wrote: Whenever you have a book written by Claiborne or Campolo, you know you're in for some against-the-grain feelings. Just imagine if these two man combined forces for a book?This book is a conversation between the two authors and how they relate to a fairly new movement within Christianity called Red Letter ... Red Letter Revolution by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo

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5 Stars

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Grace

Grace

On 9/17 Richard Jones wrote: Return to the world of fantastic storytelling and practical advice from the New York Times Best-Selling Author, Max Lucado.This time he unpacks the gift that is more than we deserve and greater than we imagine: Grace.Everything you've come to expect from Lucado is found within this book. You'll read ... Grace by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy

On 8/31 Richard Jones wrote: For whatever reason, it takes me a long time to connect with Healy's writing. I have found this to be true to all of her books - including the books she co-wrote with Ted Dekker. It's not that she's a bad writer, there's just something about it that drags for the first few chapters.Beth has made a poor ... House of Mercy by Erin Healy

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3 Stars

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Globequake

Globequake

On 7/4 Richard Jones wrote: You know how annoying it is when a word is repeated over and over? That is how you'll feel toward the word, globequake. Author Wallace Henley uses it so often you'd think he gets a quarter every time it's typed.Even though this book is promoted as a book to calm fears, when you have the title Globequake ... Globequake by Wallace Henley

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4 Stars

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Surfing for God

Surfing for God

On 6/6 Richard Jones wrote: Cusick gives an honest look at the pull of sexual sin and the habitual way people try to overcome it.This guy has gone through the mill. He's been there and suffered through his addiction in the deepest forms possible.This book is his way of explaining how all the "solutions" people try to come up with ... Surfing for God by Michael John Cusick

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5 Stars

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A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

A Shot of Faith (to the Head)

On 5/15 Richard Jones wrote: Oh my word. Dr Mitch Stokes has written a book in response to the "cranky atheists" that will expand your brain.If you have ever sat through a Philosophy 101 class, you may get just a taste of what's in store for you when you read this book.Stokes gives us three parts in which he lays out his arguments ... A Shot of Faith to the Head by Mitch Stokes, PhD

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4 Stars

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The Coming Revolution

The Coming Revolution

On 4/23 Richard Jones wrote: Dr. Lee does not hesitate to declare his views of the Obama Administration and the current path of The United States. But he does it in a very civil way. You won't see the name-calling or character assassination that fill most books of this nature. The Coming Revolution is Dr. Lee's history lesson. ... The Coming Revolution by Dr. Richard Lee

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4 Stars

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Behemoth

Behemoth

On 4/10 Richard Jones wrote: Do you remember the dinosaur movie from long ago called Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend? This book reminded me of that film.Africa Game Warden, Jim Thompson, is on a quest to learn what horned creature is killing his elephants. Professor Stephen Gregory is on a quest in search of a creature many African ... Behemoth by Jonathan Leicht

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4 Stars

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The 13th Tribe

The 13th Tribe

On 3/15 Richard Jones wrote: What if there was a group of people who, after worshiping an idol at the foot of Mt. Sinai, were punished with immortality?This group, this tribe, has been trying to earn their way back into God's good graces by killing as many sinners as possible.Jagger Baird is working security at an archaeological ... The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo

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Our Favorite Sins

Our Favorite Sins

On 3/7 Richard Jones wrote: When you have a book backed up by The Barna Group and has a forward by Dallas Willard, you know you're going to get a lot of information.Hunter has written a book that is easy to read and understand and should be easy to implement if you are serious about applying it to your life.Do you have sins that ... Our Favorite Sins by Todd D. Hunter

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5 Stars

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The Jesus We Missed

The Jesus We Missed

On 2/14 Richard Jones wrote: Is there some surprising insights about Jesus' humanity that Christians have missed all these years? That's the premise of Reardon's book.You'll go through eleven chapters that pass through the life of Jesus as told throughout the Gospels and Paul. Reardon attempts to portray the Jesus told in the many ... The Jesus We Missed by Patrick Henry Reardon

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4 Stars

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The Grace Effect

The Grace Effect

On 1/31 Richard Jones wrote: Larry Taunton does a great service to the idea of adoption with this book. But what does it say about grace?Taunton and his wife decide to adopt a Ukrainian named Sasha. While working within the system and experiencing the "fun" of foreign red tape, Larry discovers, and shares with us, how to change ... The Grace Effect by Larry Taunton

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Afraid to Believe in Free Will

Afraid to Believe in Free Will

On 1/10 Richard Jones wrote: Boy was I confused about this book. What I thought would be an engaging discussion on the differing views of Free Will and what the Bible has to say about the issue turned out to be a graduate-level psychology thesis that, outside of the deeply intellectual or psychology/theology student, will cause ... Afraid to Believe in Free Will by Carlos E. Begley

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4 Stars

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The God Whom Moses Knew

The God Whom Moses Knew

On 1/7 Richard Jones wrote: This is an interesting take on the Moses story. Told in a novel, Dr Nelson explores the relationship between Moses and God. We begin with Moses returning from a successful battle for Egypt. He has lost two of his generals and we witness him throwing a fit in anger against the gods he's grown up with.Moses ... The God Whom Moses Knew by J. Roger Nelson M.D.

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4 Stars

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Real Marriage

Real Marriage

On 1/5 Richard Jones wrote: Do you need yet another book explaining what marriage is all about? Do you want to read a book that will claim to be the authentic voice on marriage because all the "other marriage books" fail to be transparent?Mark Driscoll wants to use his marriage as a template for some of the insights he has gained, ... Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll

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3 Stars

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Healing Is a Choice

Healing Is a Choice

On 12/8 Richard Jones wrote: Arterburn has revised and updated his Healing is a Choice book. It now includes a full workbook which makes this a very thick paperback.Each chapter has a choice you have to make in order to be healed along with a lie that you must deny. Ending with a segment from the workbook, these chapters can be ... Healing is a Choice by Stephen Arterburn

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4 Stars

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 11/14 Richard Jones wrote: How can you possibly go wrong with Billy Graham? His latest book seems to be geared toward the grandparent generation but it will speak to anyone who is looking for that inspiration to finish well.You will not be overwhelmed with deep theology or complex topics. One of the cornerstones of Graham is to ... Nearing Home by Billy Graham

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5 Stars

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Why Men Hate Going to Church

On 10/25 Richard Jones wrote: David Murrow decided to completely revise and update this book because he's learn some things since first writing Why Men Hate Going to Church.In the end, you'll learn that Murrow believes women have completely taken over the church: from the style of music (singing love songs to God instead of action ... Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow

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3 Stars

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The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook

On 10/6 Richard Jones wrote: It was bound to happen, right? Zombies became all the craze once The Walking Dead hit the airwaves. And then the Christian market had to mass produce books explaining how zombies relate to Christianity. This happened with The Matrix movies, Harry Potter, vampires and now zombies.Jeff Kinley uses his ... The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook by Jeff Kinley

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3 Stars

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Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

Where Has Oprah Taken Us?

On 9/22 Richard Jones wrote: I've enjoyed two of Mansfield's books. I figured this would be similar. Mansfield sends us on a journey through Oprah's life to help us understand how she came to embrace the faith she currently holds.The first two chapters cover Oprah's early years: growing up in a Christian background and then rebelling ... Where Has Oprah Taken Us? by Stephen Mansfield

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3 Stars

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The Bone House

The Bone House

On 9/9 Richard Jones wrote: One piece of the map has been found. Kit Livingston continues the search for the remaining pieces of The Skin Map.In The Bone House, Stephen Lawhead picks up where he left off with book 1. Kit has been separated from his girlfriend and yet her actions, in a different dimension, are benefiting him.Lawhead ... The Bone House by Stephen Lawhead

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5 Stars

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Surprised by Oxford

Surprised by Oxford

On 8/9 Richard Jones wrote: ***Please note that there is some colorful language in one paragraph on page 17. If this content would be offensive to you, please do not select this book for review.A girl-meets-God style memoir of an agnostic who, through her surprising opportunity to study at Oxford, comes to a dynamic personal ... Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

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4 Stars

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Why God Won't Go Away

Why God Won't Go Away

On 7/22 Richard Jones wrote: These Christians are coming out in droves to defend their faith against the New Atheists.Alister McGrath has written a book attempting to prove that the New Atheism movement has run its course and is about to become obsolete. Why God Won't Go Away is his rebuttal to most of their claims.Part 1 is all ... Why God Won't Go Away by Alister McGrath

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3 Stars

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The Seraph Seal

The Seraph Seal

On 6/14 Richard Jones wrote: Looking for a Dan Brown-type book about the end of the world? Wishing you could read something that takes more brain power than your typical Christian fiction?Leonard Sweet and Lori Wagner have teamed up to deliver a knockout: The Seraph Seal.Historian Paul Binder has received a cryptic message and you ... The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet & Lori Wagner

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4 Stars

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Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

Strike It Rich with Pocket Change

On 5/18 Richard Jones wrote: The title of this book sounded interesting, Strike It Rich With Pocket Change, and everyone looks for the simple way make money.This book is really for people who want to take the time and energy to look closely at their pennies and quarters for the smallest of blemishes.You'll need lots of the metal ... Strike It Rich With Pocket Change by Ken Potter

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3 Stars

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Jolt!

Jolt!

On 4/26 Richard Jones wrote: Phil Cooke has been around. He's produced, and driven media programming. He has now written a book designed to jump-start your future.In Jolt, you will learn the ideas that will keep you ahead of life's curves.Cooke believes we need to give our systems a jolt; something that will jar us away from the ... Jolt by Phil Cooke

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3 Stars

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 4/19 Richard Jones wrote: Wish you could get best selling author, Max Lucado to answer your questions? Perhaps he has in his book, Max on Life.We have questions. Child-like inquiries. And deep, heavy ones.In more than twenty-five years of writing and ministry, Max Lucado has been the receiving line for thousands of such questions. ... Max on Life by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Fight of Our Lives

The Fight of Our Lives

On 4/11 Richard Jones wrote: William Bennett is back with a political concern for our country against radical Islam. The Fight of Our Lives is supposed to help arm us with information to prevent our country from become a Muslim nation.Bennett and Leibsohn do an adequate job of praising and critiquing both Republicans and Democrats ... The Fight of Our Lives by William Bennett & Seth Leibsohn

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4 Stars

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No He Can't

No He Can't

On 4/2 Richard Jones wrote: This is what you get when you have a syndicated talk-radio-Rush-Limbaugh wannabe write a book about his hatred for President Obama.No He Can't is Kevin McCullough's reasons for why Obama is a bad President.Seeing as the cover is in deep red with a scowling face of Obama - nevermind the title - you figure ... No He Can't by Kevin McCullough

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3 Stars

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REGGIE

REGGIE

On 3/17 Richard Jones wrote: I will always remember my experience with Reggie Dabbs. He is, by far, the greatest public/inspirational speaker I have ever heard. He has recounted his life and speaking engagments in his book, Reggie: You Can't Change Your Past, but You Can Change Your Future.Simply put, Reggie's story will have you ... Reggie by Reggie Dabbs

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5 Stars

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The Principle of the Path

The Principle of the Path

On 3/4 Richard Jones wrote: Pastor Andy Stanley wants to help people achieve life goals. He has set up a bunch of inspirational and biblical examples to point the way in The Principle of the Path.Inside you will find 10 quick chapters that feel like a broken record. Many of the ideas are repeated with slightly altered stories. ... The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley

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3 Stars

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Finding Our Way Again

Finding Our Way Again

On 2/28 Richard Jones wrote: Brian McLaren is no stranger to controversy for the conservative church. In his book, Finding Our Way Again, McLaren introduces several religious practices that are reintroducing themselves into our lives. You would think something like this would be an easy topic for everyone to rally around.Not so ... Finding Our Way Again by Brian McLaren

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4 Stars

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Regret Free Parenting

Regret Free Parenting

On 2/17 Richard Jones wrote: Licensed psychotherapist Catherine Hickem has 3 decades of experience with motherhood. She has decided to share her thoughts to help equip the mothers who decide to read Regret Free Parenting.As a parent, have you asked yourself one or more of the following questions:"Are my kids ready for the world?""Did ... Regret Free Parenting by Catherine Hickem, LCSW

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4 Stars

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The Promises She Keeps

The Promises She Keeps

On 2/7 Richard Jones wrote: This is Erin Healy's second solo attempt and I am just finding it difficult to connect with her writing.The Promises She Keeps tells the story of a number of quirky characters. First you have a girl named Promise who has cystic fibrosis. She wants to be remembered for having a fantastic voice.Then there's ... The Promises She Keeps by Erin Healy

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3 Stars

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The Grace of God

The Grace of God

On 10/19 Richard Jones wrote: The Grace of God is the kind of book you need to read if you want to better understand God's grace.Andy Stanley takes a churchy concept of grace and uses his knowledge of Scripture and experience to unpack it for the average reader.You will be encouraged to dig into your own Bible to find the stories ... The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

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5 Stars

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The Way Home (DVD)

The Way Home (DVD)

On 10/4 Richard Jones wrote: I watched this with a small bias. I have a young son so the story of a family who loses their two year old strikes a little close to home and kept me from being too objective with the film.Dean Cain stars in the true story, The Way Home. Cain plays Randy Simpkins; a hard working father of three boys.While ... The Way Home

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4 Stars

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life

On 9/10 Richard Jones wrote: Max Lucado is giving 100% of his royalties to World Vision. Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference is the latest Lucado book.The big idea is what we do with our faith now that we have salvation.Following the trend of Lucado's best works, Outlive Your Life is full of inspirational stories ... Outlive Your Live by Max Lucado

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5 Stars

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The Skin Map

The Skin Map

On 9/7 Richard Jones wrote: The Skin Map is the first book in a new "alternate worlds/time travel" series by Stephen Lawhead.You're introduced to Kit Livingstone and his grandfather, Cosimo. This grandfather claims to have found ways to travel between dimensions and time through things called Ley Lines.It is important to note that ... The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead

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4 Stars

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The Falling Away

The Falling Away

On 9/1 Richard Jones wrote: The Falling Away is another gold star in T. L. Hines' career. I enjoyed Waking Lazarus, got twisted with The Dead Whisper On, looked in the cracks of the walls after reading The Unseen and got surprised by the ending of Faces in the Fire.Falling Away tells the story of Dylan Runs Ahead. An Iraq War veteran ... The Falling Away by T.L. Hines

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5 Stars

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Jungle Warfare

Jungle Warfare

On 7/21 Richard Jones wrote: Jungle Warfare Was given to me from Thomas Nelson for their blog section. Chris Cunningham is a sales professional and has worked at the vice presidential level in sports and entertainment marketing.He has combined his sales experience with his grandfather's military field manual to create a 22-day devotional ... Jungle Warfare: A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales by Christopher Cunningham

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3 Stars

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The Jesus You Can't Ignore

The Jesus You Can't Ignore

On 7/7 Richard Jones wrote: John MacArthur takes on the postmodern evangelicals in his latest book, The Jesus You can't Ignore. MacArthur takes issue with the latest blend of "friendly conversation" when it comes to speaking with those who disagree with you spiritually. Jesus wasn't a wimp, he actually began most of the verbal ... The Jesus You Can't Ignore by John MacArthur

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Jesus Manifesto

Jesus Manifesto

On 7/5 Richard Jones wrote: Is your pastor preaching on finances? Does he spend 6 weeks on the workplace? Is your church concerned with how to better your life? Sweet and Viola would say that your church is missing the point.In Jesus Manifesto they explain that the church has moved away from their first love. Many in the church ... Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet & Frank Viola

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4 Stars

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The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

The Hole in Our Gospel (Trade Paperback)

On 5/7 Richard Jones wrote: Take the former CEO of Lenox and have God challenge him with the gospel and you'll end up with The Hole in Our Gospel.Richard Stearns uses his personal adventure and growth to challenge the rest of us to do what God expects of us and change the world.What does Christianity mean to you? Does it mean just ... The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns

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Will the World End in 2012?

Will the World End in 2012?

On 4/16 Richard Jones wrote: Following the craze of End Times predictions and major motion pictures, Dr Raymond Hundley has compiled a list of 10 theories surrounding the year 2012 in his book, Will the World End in 2012?He begins each chapter with a short, fictional blurb to set the theory in place and proceeds to analyze the prediction.First ... Will The World End in 2012? by Raymond C. Hundley

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After the Hangover

After the Hangover

On 4/7 Richard Jones wrote: I wasn't exactly sure what I was getting into when I received After the Hangover by Mr Tyrrell Jr. I thought maybe this would be an action plan for Conservatives.Then I read the back sleeve.R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr hates Liberals. He hates people who aren't Conservatives and he expresses himself by calling ... After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

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2 Stars

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Why You Say It

Why You Say It

On 3/16 Richard Jones wrote: Webb Garrison has filled with a book of phrases you've heard before but might not know where the term originated.Why You Say It is a very light read. In fact, I'd recommend keeping it on your coffee table or even in your bathroom.With over 600 words and phrases, you'll be able to amaze your friends at ... Why You Say It by Webb Garrison

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4 Stars

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A Century Turns

A Century Turns

On 3/3 Richard Jones wrote: William Bennett has created a quick and easy historical read of the last Century. A Century Turns follows some of the high and low points in America's history.I wouldn't recommend this book as an exhaustive resource, as Bennett only touches on one or two impactful moments in each year from 1988 to 2008.You ... A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears by William J. Bennett

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Where is God?

Where is God?

On 2/23 Richard Jones wrote: Dr. Townsend of Boundaries fame has jumped into the fad of trying to allay the fears of Americans. In Where Is God? we are given the basic, oft-repeated answers we hear from any Christian. The biggest difference is the inclusion of psychology in the cliched pat answers.The 14 chapters give us insights ... Where is God? by Dr. John Townsend

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2 Stars

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The Gospel According to Lost

The Gospel According to Lost

On 12/28 Richard Jones wrote: The title is misleading. Chris Seay gives us his ideas behind a few of the major and minor characters from the TV show Lost. Then he adds some connection to biblical teachings.Known for his use of pop culture to address spiritual truths, Seay gives us a quick look at our favorite Losties through the ... The Gospel According to Lost by Chris Seay

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4 Stars

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The Language of Love & Respect

The Language of Love & Respect

On 11/30 Richard Jones wrote: Following the success of Love and Respect, Dr Eggerichs branches out and instructs us on The Language of Love and Respect.Following a number of his Love and Respect seminars, Eggerichs would hear the same complaint over and over: we just don't know how to communicate.This problem led to the writing of ... The Language of Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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3 Stars

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Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

On 11/12 Richard Jones wrote: Does your suffering ever seem senseless? These two doctors plan to help you navigate this suffering and find purpose in Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain.This book is broken down into 7 parts:Rejection LonelinessLossDisciplineFailure DeathWithin each part are 4 sub-chapters that deal with a particular ... Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain by Paul Meier, MD & David L. Henderson, MD

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4 Stars

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Kabul 24

Kabul 24

On 10/7 Richard Jones wrote: Kabul 24 tells the story of 8 workers with the Shelter Now International humanitarian effort in Afghanistan. Before the 9/11 attacks they were working, building relationships, buildings and connections when "the betrayal" happend, they were arrested, inprisoned and feared for their lives. What's amazing ... Kabul 24 by Henry O. Arnold & Ben Pearson

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3 Stars

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Green

Green

On 9/21 Richard Jones wrote: The beginning and the end happen in one novel called Green. Fans of author Ted Dekker have been waiting for this book since White came out.Continuing his world found in The Circle Trilogy, Dekker shows what the final battle between good and evil looks like in his fantasy world where spiritual things ... Green by Ted Dekker

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4 Stars

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start

On 9/14 Richard Jones wrote: Once a youth pastor and now a teaching pastor at Saddleback Church, Doug Fields has written a how-to book that won't feel like your typical "ways to a better life" mumbo jumbo.Fresh Start deals with not trying harder but plugging into God's power. It's a guide to starting over: a Fresh Start.Within the ... Fresh Start by Doug Fields

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4 Stars

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Fearless

Fearless

On 9/8 Richard Jones wrote: Expect your typical Max Lucado when you read Fearless.This is, by no means, a bad thing. Lucado's gift is in his storytelling and using everyday situations to explain truths.In Fearless, Lucado asks us to imagine our life without fear. What if we were to respond to all these bad issues: the economy, ... Fearless by Max Lucado

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4 Stars

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The Expanded Bible

The Expanded Bible

On 8/24 Richard Jones wrote: I was very excited when The [Expanded] Bible came in the mail. It's promoted as a Bible you can study while you read - plain and simple.However, it took me a few days to get used to all the "lingo" and what every little symbol means.For example, you have the text of Scripture (New Century Version) in ... The [Expanded] Bible

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3 Stars

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Love & Respect

Love & Respect

On 8/10 Richard Jones wrote: This book has been out for a while,but I picked it up for Thomas Nelson as a blog submission.Love and Respect deals with the two areas a husband and wife need from one another: Wives need to feel loved and husbands need to feel respected.Love & Respect deals with the two areas a husband and wife ... Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

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3 Stars

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Read and Share Toddler Bible

Read and Share Toddler Bible

On 7/28 Richard Jones wrote: I am very excited to have read the Read and Share Toddler Bible. It is the perfect gift for a family with a young child - either on the way or growing up.Seeing as I have a 2 month old, this book fit in very nicely with our evening "bedtime schedule".Filled with bright colors on every page and words ... Read and Share Toddler Bible by Gwen Ellis

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5 Stars

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Everyday Greatness

Everyday Greatness

On 7/20 Richard Jones wrote: Everyday Greatness is a book that demands to be read over multiple sittings. Compiled of stories from Reader's Digest, you will discover the inspirational lessons from celebrities, writers, politicians, actors and more.Each chapter gives you three stories from three different people followed by quotes ... Everyday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

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4 Stars

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Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

On 7/10 Richard Jones wrote: This book is for the very casual reader. The chapters are very short and you really can't take what they write too seriously. Rick & Bubba are radio personalities who have taken their ideas to books. (with a little help from Martha Bolton)In Rick & Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage ... Rick & Bubba's Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage by Rick Burgess & Bill "Bubba" Bussey

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4 Stars

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She Still Calls Me Daddy

She Still Calls Me Daddy

On 7/9 Richard Jones wrote: She Still Calls Me Daddy is a book for fathers of the bride. Seeing as I am not at the stage in life, I was a little disconnected to this book.Robert Wolgemuth (wool-ga-mooth) writes to fathers and how they should behave now that their daughters are not longer under their protection.Dads should learn ... She Still Calls Me Daddy by Robert Wolgemuth

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4 Stars

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Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl

On 7/9 Richard Jones wrote: When I saw that this book was written by a poet, my heart sank. If I wanted to create the shortest book review ever I would say Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl is a poor example from a Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz) wannabe.N.D. Wilson writes in a cadence that leaves me with headaches. He may have writers ... Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson

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2 Stars

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The X and Y of Buy

The X and Y of Buy

On 6/29 Richard Jones wrote: The X and Y of Buy is a great book for anyone dealing with relationships. Not only will this book help seal the deal for marketing and sales, but it will help you understand the opposite sex.Elizabeth Pace has written the how-to book on marketing to men and women. Not only does she give you practical ... The X and Y of Buy by Elizabeth Pace

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4 Stars

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